Last week Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of 28 Weeks Later, signed on to Relativity Media’s remake of The Crow (which isn’t necessary or needed). Now Heat Vision has word that The Hangover actor Bradley Cooper is in early negotiations to play the lead role.
The 1994 film was an adaptation of the 1989 comic book of the same name, and was directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot). The film followed a rock musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancée from thugs. He is resurrected by supernatural forces and seeks revenge. Brandon Lee starred in the lead role, but was killed by a freak accident when a dummy bullet became lodged in one of the prop guns and was fired during filming.
Mark Wahlberg was briefly attached to the remake last year, but nothing came of it. Relativity are moving rather fast on the project, and aim to start filming later this year.